What We Do
Get a look at the process and equipment we use to achieve such a masterful clean.
Introducing Tide Complete Care™
Our cleanest clean ever.*
*vs. previous Tide Cleaners Formula. Available in select markets.
Tide Cleaners uses GreenEarth® Cleaning solvent. GreenEarth® Cleaning is the world’s largest brand of environmentally friendly dry cleaning. The GreenEarth® brand name refers to an exclusive green dry-cleaning process that replaces the petrochemical solvents traditionally used in dry cleaning with liquid silicone. Liquid silicone is an odorless, colorless solution that is an excellent carrier for detergents, has ideal properties for fabric care, and is better for the environment. Please visit www.greenearthcleaning.com for more information about GreenEarth®.
The Spotting Board
We start with the spotting board. This machine removes all types of stains on all types of fabric. The main components of the spotting board are the nose of the board, the sleeve of the board, the steam gun, and the working surface of the board. Spotting boards use steam, air, and a vacuum – all controlled by foot pedals. A single spotting board treatment makes for spotless garments.
Dry Cleaning Machine
The dry-cleaning process isn’t actually dry, but it is completely waterless. Our dry cleaning machines will wash your clothes with an earth-friendly silicon-based solvent called GreenEarth®. We complete the cycle by drying the clothes inside the machine, so clothes go in dry and come out clean, dry, and ready to press, making it a “closed-loop system.”
Double Buck Shirt Press
The Double Buck shirt press is used to press laundered button-down dress shirts. A clean wet shirt is wrapped around a “buck” and spins from the loading side to the drying side, where it will be thoroughly pressed. There are two bucks on each machine. While one shirt is being loaded, the other is being pressed, hence the name Double Buck.
We have many different laundry and dry cleaning presses, and each press is designed for certain types of garments. Most pressers use the Form Finisher or "Suzie" first, which pushes steam and air through the garment without compromising structure, before finishing on the Utility Press, which looks like an ironing board with a hot plate.
Metal Progetti Storage Conveyor
The garment conveyer is the most eye-catching piece of equipment in the store. It holds all of the finished dry cleaning orders ready for pick up. It can be built as high as three stories and runs over our heads as we work to finish the next guests’ garments. Whether you’re outside, at the kiosk or with the valet, your clothes are just a push of a button away.